Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics

Education

2004 PhD in "Materials and Structural Engineering", University of Trento, Italy.
2000 Materials Engineering Degree, University of Trento, Italy.

Professional experiences

01/09/2013 - 31/08/2017 Marie Curie Fellow (CIG), University of Trento, Trento, Italy.
01/08/2010 - 31/07/2012 Marie Curie Fellow (IEF), Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK.
05/07/2010 - 30/07/2010 Visiting Faculty, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK.
14/07/2009 - 31/08/2009 Visiting Researcher, Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK.
07/07/2008 - 07/09/2008 Visiting Researcher, Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK.
12/07/2007 - 31/07/2007 Visiting Researcher, Applied Mathematics Division, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
09/01/2006 - 09/10/2006 Research Associate, Applied Mathematics Division, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
20/05/2003 - 30/09/2003 Visiting Researcher, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Research grants

  • CERMAT2
    MARIE CURIE ITN 2013: "New ceramic technologies and novel multifunctional ceramic devices and structures."
    Role: Coordinator
    Duration: 4 years
    Total budget: 2,572 kEuro
  • MeMic
    MARIE CURIE CIG 2013: "Fracture mechanics of microstructured composites incorporating intrinsic length-scales."
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Duration: 4 years
    Total budget: 100 kEuro
  • FIRB 2010
    "Structural mechanics models for renewable energy applications."
    Role: Scientific Coordinator of UNITN unit
    Coordinator: Dr. Marco Paggi
    Duration: 4 years
    Total budget: 954 kEuro
  • INTERCER2
    MARIE CURIE IAPP 2011: "Modelling and optimal design of ceramic structures with defects and imperfect interfaces."
    Role: Proposer
    Coordinator: Prof. Davide Bigoni
    Duration: 4 years
    Total budget: 2,398 kEuro
  • INTERCRACKS
    MARIE CURIE IEF 2009: "Unsolved problems in Fracture Mechanics of heterogeneous materials."
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Coordinator: Prof. Gennady Mishuris
    Duration: 2 years
    Total budget: 173 kEuro

Participation in research projects


Conference organization


Invited talks and Seminars

  • Static and dynamic fracture in materials with microstructure.
    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 5 September 2014.

  • Fracture in microstructured materials: continuum and discrete approach.
    The 50th meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy "New materials and new problems in continuum mechanics".
    CISM - DMMS, Department of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Udine, Italy, 22-24 October 2012.

  • Steady-state propagation of a Mode III crack in couple stress elastic materials.
    Chinese-Italian Bilateral Meeting on Mechanics.
    City University of Hong Kong, 28-29 August 2012.

  • Fracture and waves propagation in a bimaterial lattice structure.
    The Second Wiener-Hopf Workshop.
    Aberystwyth University, 25-26 June 2012.

  • Steady-state crack propagation in couple stress elastic materials.
    Elasticity Day, One-Day Workshop on Mathematical Modelling in Solid Mechanics.
    Liverpool University, 5 May 2012.

  • Fracture in heterogeneous and microstructured materials.
    Homogenization and micromechanics to understand the mechanical properties of bone.
    School of Mathematics, Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester, 26-27 March 2012.

  • Crack propagation in heterogeneous materials with several defects.
    Italian/British Workshop on Fluid & Solids Interaction and Fracture & Failure of Solids and Structures.
    Institute of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Aberystwyth University, 16 August 2011.

  • New fundamental solutions in linear fracture mechanics disclosed by the Wiener-Hopf technique.
    Wiener-Hopf Workshop.
    Institute of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Aberystwyth University, 28-29 June 2010.

  • Unsymmetrical Loading of Interfacial Cracks.
    Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla, 24 September 2009.

  • Failure of brittle materials through crack propagation. Perturbation models for interfacial cracks.
    Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul, 11 February 2009.

  • Weight functions and evaluation of Lazarus-Leblond constants in singular asymptotics at the edge of an interfacial wavy crack.
    Seminar on singularities and fracture mechanics.
    Department of Mathematics, University of Keele, 19 July 2007 and Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, 24 July 2007.

  • A dynamical interpretation of flutter instability in a continuous medium.
    Seminar on asymptotic methods and integral equations.
    Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, 7 February 2006 and Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, 19 June 2006.

Conference participation

  • Piccolroaz, A., Movchan, A.B. (2016)
    Dispersion, localization and degeneracies in flexural waves supported by rayleigh beam structures
    ICTAM 2016 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Montreal, Canada, August 21-26, 2016.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. (2016)
    General transmission conditions and cohesive modelling of thin elasto-plastic pressure-dependent adhesive joints
    WCCM XII The 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics
    Seoul, Korea, July 24-29, 2016.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Swan, M.S. (2016)
    Experiment and Simulation of the Formation of Green Bodies from Alumina Powder
    Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics and Composites
    International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites

    Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 24-29, 2016.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Movchan, A. (2015)
    Dispersion and localization in structured Rayleigh beams
    Meccanica e Materiali, Modellazione non locale dei materiali
    XXII Congresso - Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata.

    Genova, September 14-17, 2015.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Stupkiewicz, S., Denzer, R., Bigoni, D. (2015)
    Implicit yield function formulation for green bodies
    CERMODEL2015 Congress on Modelling and Simulation meet Innovation in Ceramics Technology.
    Trento, July 1-3, 2015.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Stupkiewicz, S., Denzer, R., Bigoni, D. (2015)
    Implicit yield function formulation for ceramic materials.
    1st Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics (PANACM 2015).
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 27-29, 2015.

  • Piccolroaz, A. (2015)
    Fracture in ceramics with microstructure. Accounting for size-effects.
    Advanced Problems in the Mechanical Modelling of Ceramic Materials, Energy Materials Nanotechnology Meeting on Ceracmics (EMN 2015).
    Orlando, Florida, January 26-29, 2015.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. (2014)
    Dynamic fracture in bimaterial lattices.
    3th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear (FFW 2014).
    Kitakyushu, Japan, September 1-3, 2014.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Stupkiewicz, S., Swan, S. (2014)
    Modelling and simulation of cold ceramic powder compaction.
    The 2014 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research (ACEM14).
    Busan, Korea, August 24-28, 2014.

  • Morini, L., Piccolroaz, A. (2014)
    Modelling of interface cracks in thermodiffusive media with applications to solid oxide fuell cell devices.
    1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics.
    Aberdeen, Scotland, July 8-10, 2014.

  • Piccolroaz, A. (2014)
    Incorporating intrinsic length-scales in fracture toughness of microstructured ceramics.
    Advanced Problems in Mechanics 2014.
    St. Petersburg, Russia, June 30 - July 5, 2014.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Movchan, A. (2014)
    Analogy between structural elements and materials with microstructure.
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Conference: ESOF 2014.
    Copenhagen, Denmark, June 19-20, 2014.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Morini, L., Gourgiotis, P. (2013)
    Fracture modelling of microstructured ceramics.
    CERMODEL 2013 - Modelling and Simulation Meet Innovation in Ceramics Technology.
    Trento, Italy, July 10-12, 2013.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Morini, L., Gourgiotis, P. (2013)
    Incorporating intrinsic length-scales in fracture toughness of microstructured ceramics.
    13th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society.
    Limoges, France, June 23-27, 2013.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Morini, L., Mishuris, G., Radi, E. (2013)
    Integral identities for a semi-infinite interfacial crack in anisotropic elastic bimaterials.
    The Third International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures.
    Prague, Czech Republic, June 5-7, 2013.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Morini, L., Gourgiotis, P.A., Mishuris, G. (2013)
    Loading profile effects on dynamic crack propagation in couple stress elastic materials.
    10th HSTAM 2013 International Congress on Mechanics.
    Chania, Crete, May 25-27, 2013.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. (2012)
    Integral identities for a semi-infinite interfacial crack in 2D and 3D elasticity.
    The 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
    Beijing, China, August 19-24, 2012.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. (2012)
    Integral identities for a semi-infinite interfacial crack in 2D and 3D elasticity.
    IUTAM 2012 Symposium - Fracture Phenomena in Nature and Technology.
    University of Brescia, Italy, July 1-5, 2012.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G., Movchan, A.B., Movchan, N. (2011)
    Mode III crack advancing in a bimaterial plane with finite array of defects.
    International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials 2011.
    University of Limerick, Ireland, August 21-24, 2011.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G., Movchan, A.B., Movchan, N. (2011)
    Asymptotic solutions for cracks in heterogeneous media.
    WIMCS Gregynog Mathematics Colloquium 2011.
    Gregynog, Wales, UK, May 23-25, 2011.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. and Movchan, A.B. (2010)
    Perturbation problems for interfacial cracks.
    The IV International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation.
    Cape Town, South Africa, September 6-8, 2010.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. and Movchan, A.B. (2010)
    Symmetric and skew-symmetric weight functions for the analysis of perturbed interfacial crack problems.
    IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics.
    Paris, France, May 16-21, 2010.

  • Piccolroaz, A. and Bigoni, D. (2009)
    Non-smooth yield criteria.
    XIX AIMETA National Congress.
    Ancona, Italy, September 14-17, 2009.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G., and Movchan, A.B. (2009)
    Unsymmetrical loading of interfacial cracks.
    7th Euromech Solids Mechanics Conference.
    Lisbon, Portugal, September 7-11, 2009.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Bigoni, D., Cocquio, A., Deseri, L., Gajo, A. and Galuppi, L. (2008)
    Constitutive modeling and simulation of cold forming of ceramic powders.
    8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering.
    Venezia, Italy, June 30 - July 4, 2008.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. and Movchan, A.B. (2008)
    Interfacial crack loaded by asymmetric forces.
    GMA 2008.
    Genova, Italy, February 29 - March 1, 2008.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. and Movchan, A.B. (2007)
    A singularly perturbed problem for three-dimensional interfacial cracks.
    XVIII AIMETA National Congress.
    Brescia, Italy, September 11-14, 2007.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Mishuris, G. and Movchan, A. (2006)
    Evaluation of SIFs for 3D interfacial crack with a wavy crack front.
    Multiphysics 2006.
    Maribor, Slovenia, December 14-15, 2006.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Bigoni, D. and Willis, J.R. (2006)
    A dynamical interpretation of flutter instability in non-associative elastoplastic solids.
    British Applied Mathematics Colloquium.
    Keele, UK, April 24-27, 2006.

  • Bigoni, D. and Piccolroaz, A. (2003)
    A new yield function for geomaterials.
    Constitutive modelling and analysis of boundary value problems in geotechnical engineering.
    Napoli, Italy, April 22-24, 2003.

  • Piccolroaz, A., Gajo, A. and Bigoni, D. (2002)
    Forming of advanced ceramics.
    VI convegno AIMAT.
    Modena, September 8-11, 2002.

Review activity

Reviewer for the following journals:

International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Acta Mechanica Sinica, International Journal of Fracture, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Journal of Elasticity, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Computational Mechanics, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Mechanics Research Communications, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, The IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science.

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